Author Archives: stephsapron

Taco Time with Portobello Mushrooms

I was first introduced to Portobello mushrooms eons ago while dining at a lakeside restaurant in Lake George, New York. I had never encountered “Portobello Mushroom Burger” on a menu before, and almost every member of my family ordered it. … Continue reading

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Warm-You-Up Thai Panang Curry

I do not consider myself a picky eater…unless we are talking about curry. Call me Goldilocks because my curry has to taste “juussstttt right.” Tangy, but not spicy. Silky smooth, but not creamy. Flavorful, but not overbearing. I encountered the perfect … Continue reading

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Greek Tzatziki

Tzatziki is one of my favorite things in the entire world. That may sound hyperbolic, but it’s true. I can’t get enough of it, and I partially blame my upbringing. I spent the first few years of my life on an … Continue reading

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Shrimp Pile On

Shrimp Pile On is one of my all-time favorite dinners. I was recently spotlighted in my company’s Foodie Newsletter, and one of the questions asked was the obligatory “death row” question. What would I want as my final meal? My answer–Shrimp … Continue reading

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Christmas Caramel

Caramel has been a holiday staple in my family for the past 14 years. Yes, that’s right. My mom has been making caramel every Christmas since 1998. (We lived next to an awesome Chef-Mom on an Air Base in Japan). The candy making … Continue reading

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Not Your Grandma’s Fruitcake

I am intrigued by fruitcake. Fruitcake was not part of my family’s holiday baked good repertoire growing up, so to me, it has a certain “mystique.” (I’m sure I’m giving it too much credit here, but humor me).  All I know … Continue reading

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Cranberry-Orange Christmas Morning Muffins

Orange and cranberry is by far my favorite holiday flavor combination. (If it were a candle scent, I would have it lit non-stop throughout the month of December). I’ve been struggling to get into the holiday spirit the past few weeks–not … Continue reading

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